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Blade knuckles by Astalo Blade knuckles by Astalo
I made a lot of different fantasy/sci-fi weapons in the late nineties and they were a quite poor shape in nowadays, so i take them to my workshop and use few months in last winter and spring for making them look much better.

That simple and shiny knuckle-duster is one of my oldest weapons and made it probably in 1994-1995 etc. Katar and those two other knuckle-dusters are made originally in year 1999 and now i only made some simple modifications, like better looking handles.

Katar is really very old push-dagger weapon type from india, but that bird shaped fantasy katar is totally new & unique idea and i only take one simple steel blade from one old weapon project, and weld together a lot of different steel bits to make it look more like a rooster head. (For example that eye is taken from old ball bearings.) It's now one of my most favourite weapons.
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:iconderpatatton:
Derpatatton Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student General Artist
noice
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice designs =)
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving them. :)
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is been my pleasure =D
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:iconvermink:
Vermink Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These are really good!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it and thanks also for the fave.
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SkudasLazepe2012 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Did you make them on your own
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes of course. It's illegal to sell knuckle dusters in Finland, so only way for getting more exotic edged weapons is making them on your own.. :P
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:iconvermink:
Vermink Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass
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:iconflamingshadowsfury:
FlamingShadowsFury Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artist
These are awesome. Your craftsmanship is amazing.
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:iconlisalotek:
LisaLotek Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
These are cool!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you didn't already knew, the design with a blade attached on the side of a knuckleduster were actually used in the trench warfare of World War I. Though as far as I recall tha blade were sharp on the backside(towards the user), for killing people from behind. They were however, not at all as well crafted, but rather stamped out of a metal sheet for cost-effectiveness. =)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah.. WW1 trench-knifes made that style quite popular, but i have seen also over 100 years older weapon designs like that. For example before and after the American civil war there was huge variety of weird weapon combinations where they mixed knifes, knuckledusters and sometimes also small firearms together.

Probably some kind of self defence things for street hustlers, old west cardsharps/gamblers and other guys like that back in the more "wilder times". :)
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ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
the ?rooster/chicken? katar is great, is it sharpened on the bottom side?
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave and comments. It's quite sharp, but not like razors, because i don't want to cut myself when i show it to people.
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cikoria93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tuommoinen tyynyn alla nukkuessa niin kyllä on turvallinen tunne yöllä (^.^)
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Tarnum872 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
the first 2 anyway, they are awsome
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Tarnum872 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
funny how thoughs are so much like indian kahtars
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:iconwildraw:
Wildraw Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
WANT!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the faves and watch. :thumbsup:
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:iconwildraw:
Wildraw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
right on
i dig badass craftsmanship!
i save it in my handmade folder like a future shopping list.
:boogie:
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Sacreddemon17 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Gives new meaning to FALCON PUNCH! lol
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's a good one. :XD:
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tk8247 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice bunch of nasties you have there. I do like the punch daggers
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very glad to hear and thanks for adding them to your favourites. :thumbsup:
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babaengecchi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
i love it
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
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babaengecchi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
don't forget volvo from soul caliber used the blade knuckles
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't play that game, but i just googled it and Voldos weapon reminds me of traditional scissor katar designs. I know one guy in the DeviantArt who has also made something like that. [link]
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babaengecchi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
i see you collect the same weapon as voldo right
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snowwolfsabertooth Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
wicked and beautiful! i want one!
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:iconcuha:
cuha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the design and skill put in these is fantastic! I've always been envious of metalworkers, and now moreso :D
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your kind words and the fave. :)
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:iconpotacz:
potacz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I like thosę brass knuckles! The look very massive, & effective...
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
I try to make always real "working" objects and not some kind of decorative wall hanger things..
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potacz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
That's what I like to draw too. Usability first :) I have a different vision of the knives, taken from the naruto seris Asuma, and modified a bit. If you like, I will write it to you, maybe you could create them :)
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ZenistentialDread Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
These are really beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it and thanks also for the fave.
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I like weapon that has blades in front of my knuckles.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I also think that it's the best place for them.
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I always myself having a katar, a two-bladed claw, and a hook gauntlet. A spare knives just in case.
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gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
You've done an excellent job here at embellishing the katars without making them ridiculous. While ornate, they could have easily seen use, I'm impressed.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
Functionality is always very important thing to me and that's way i don't like "extravagant fantasy designs" very much and i try usually to find some line between functionality and stylish appearances etc.
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Secretsofblood Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
those are pretty fucking sinister.
wouldnt want to be at the wrong end of one of those
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Like most of the people.. :XD:
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Secretsofblood Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
yeah
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:iconsexykrystal:
sexykrystal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student General Artist
they make good defense weapons?
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Perhaps, but i use them only for decorative elements in my home. (I have huge amount of different bladed weapons on the walls and bookshelfs all over my living room..)

Thanks for adding this picture to your favourites.
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sexykrystal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student General Artist
I like them. I like the rosster one.
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